Built for a judge complete with convict jail, a stunningly restored circa 1830 Maitland property has hit the market with a price guide of $2 million.
Regents Park, set on five acres in Regent Street, Maitland, appears quite modest from the road.
But stepping inside reveals a residence opulent in every way.
Features of the six-bedroom, five-bathroom home include enormous cedar doors, domed ceilings, solid brass fittings, tall doors and windows and antique chandeliers.
Cedar panelling was reportedly rescued from the former Federal Government offices in Phillip Street in Sydney including a bookcase from the office of former Prime Ministers and installed to form a library.
There is also a glazed conservatory and gallery with cast iron balustrading.
The unique property with sprawling private gardens is being used by current owners as tourist accommodation.
Cain Beckett of Jurds Real Estate is marketing it through expressions of interest.
“It’s rare for a number of reasons, one because it’s rural but in residential area, and secondly because it’s been renovated to a standard and it’s consistently architecturally correct,” Mr Beckett said.